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New safety and health competency framework to “drive highest standards”

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has revealed further details about its updated framework for the OSH profession, designed to meet the changing needs and expectations of professionals working in health and safety. As busin...


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International Workplace launches new digital subscription service, Workplace DNA®

Thursday 28 November marks a very special day for International Workplace, as we celebrate the launch of Workplace DNA®, our new digital subscription learning service. Five years in the making, we’re showcasing this innovative product a...


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Government urged to provide certainty over future of health and safety

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged the UK Government to provide assurance and certainty on the future of the UK’s health and safety system, calling on any newly elected administration following the 12 December...


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Road Safety Week: employers urged to step up policies and procedures

As part of Road Safety Week 2019, taking place this week (18-24 November) employers are being asked to step up their driving at work policies and procedures to ensure they choose safe systems solutions. New research by road safety Charity Brake, ...


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Employers need to provide training on remote working, finds report

Employers must provide training on how to manage the unique demands of remote working, to ensure it benefits both the organisation and the employee, a whitepaper by Nuffield Health has stated. ‘The effects of remote working on stress, wellb...


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Discriminatory dress codes: Japanese businesses ban women from wearing glasses

Female employees in Japan are reportedly being told to remove glasses while at work, causing outrage after some companies reportedly “banned” eyewear for various reasons, including glasses giving a “cold impression”. Reaso...